“It was in the 1840’s and 1850’s — during the heyday of steamboats and cotton — that Rodney became one of Mississippi’s most prosperous towns and the busiest river port between New Orleans and St. Louis. In fact, it missed being named the capital of Mississippi by three votes.”
Southern Lagniappe: A Place Called Rodney
Atmospheric photos of desolate, abandoned buildings.
“Located in Jefferson County, about 32 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi, Rodney was once such an important city that it very nearly became the capitol of Mississippi. Today, it is a ghost town with only a handful of area residents.”
Legends of America: Mississippi Legends, Rodney – From Prominence to Ghost Town
MILTON, MA & Others
“There are more than 20 towns and cities in the United States named Milton—from the 200-person Milton, North Carolina, to the 25,000-person suburb of Boston called Milton, Massachusetts … The new experimental performance project MILTON looks at what five of these places tell us about what it means to be an American.”
WUNC: What Five Towns Named Milton Tell Us About America
“There are 20 states with towns or cities named Milton – with NY and WI each having TWO by that name.” Answers.com: CA, FL, DE, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MA, NC, ND, NH, NY, PA, VT, WA, WI, WV
How many states have a town named Milton?
Australia – 2
Canada – 3
England – 7
New Zealand – 1
Scotland – 7
(ignoring the Milton _____ towns, e.g. Milton Keynes).
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